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Old 04-11-2005, 01:26 PM
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Default Finding Firebricks in Norcal

Can some one tell where I can buy fire bricks please?
I live in Northern California.

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Old 04-11-2005, 01:26 PM
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Call a local masonry supply or building supply store (not the big
boxes), preferably one with a commercial contractor orientation. They
should carry them. You want thermal firebrick (not insulating
firebrick). They'll weigh about 8 or 9 lbs each. If they carry those
they're also likely to carry the sack of fireclay you'll need too. If
you call one & they don't carry them, just ask if they know who does.
I've always found these folks very helpful. If you know someone in the
building trades you can ask them too -- they may not be masons
themselves but they're likely to know who the good suppliers are.

Back here in CT I found mine at Sanford & Hawley which is a building
supply company which does a lot of lumber & stone supply business to
contractors. I also found them at Wethersfield Building Supply which
only does stone, brick, etc. and not a scrap of wood in the place.

Jim
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Old 04-11-2005, 01:27 PM
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when i hunted for fire bricks for my bread oven in the bay
area/california, all seemed to be made by a company up in sacramento
and sold through diffenrent distributors
anywhere from $1.20 to $1.50/brick.
i can supply you with phone # for places in my area if that's where you
live.
but otherwise going through the yellow pages searching under refractory
bricks, fire place, bricks etc will get you there too, as long as you
use the check list put together by jim under pompeii oven in fornobravo
you can not go wrong.

good luck
--simone
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Old 04-11-2005, 01:29 PM
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Thanks Simone,

Could you provide me the phone# please. I live in Sacramento erea. May
be I'm not that far from that place.

Best regards,

Abby
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Old 04-11-2005, 01:30 PM
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in sacramento, brening's rock and supply in citrus heights.* their phone number and address is at www.breningsupply.com

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they have the bricks that i used.* pictures of my oven are*at www.cpsusa.com/ebay/pompeiioven.htm

*Robert
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Old 04-11-2005, 01:31 PM
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hi abby,

you live right at the source!

muttocks manufacture is one of the two brands of fire bricks found
around here.

i bought mine in oakland at morgan bros patios # 510 357 5220.
but i am sure you will find a retailer in sacramento.
you can call muttocks in sacramento directly, i don't remember if
they sell them right
at there making site, but i called them to find out the exact
compositions etc. and
for a retailer in my area....

Simone
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Old 04-11-2005, 01:32 PM
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Try Industrial Minerals...a ceramic supply company in Sacramento.

Industrial Minerals Company
7268 Frasinetti Road
Sacramento, CA 95828

916/383-2811

They will have your fireclay and sand too.

Jeffrey
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